18.06. - 29.06.2020
This project has been organized together with Shirakami Mountains Preservation Society
(SMPS) since 2006. The Shirakami Mountains is one of Japanese valuable preserved natural
forests consisting primarily of beech trees, registered as a World Natural Heritage in 1993.
SMPS aims to preserve the natural beauty of the Shirakami Mountains by nurturing
seedlings of beech trees, planting them, training mountain guide, etc. SMPS hosts treeplanting ceremony every June for preserving and promoting the value of it. They also
preserve the forests near the Mutsu-bay, famous as production of scallops. Due to climate
change, the sea water temperature increased abnormally and the most of scallops were
dead. So SMPS started to preserve the forest there to let nutrient water flow to the ocean.
Volunteers will do various types of nature conservation works such as 1) cutting glasses to
improve ecological richness of the forest and 2) helping the tree planting ceremonies
including preparation such as carrying the plants and tools, and cleanup after the event. We
will also help local farmers. The contents of work might be changed due to weather
condition, so volunteers need to be flexible!
Volunteers will get knowledge of history and culture of Shirakami mountains, and skills of
conservation forests in Japan.
Volunteers will stay in shared room of old elementary school. Meals will be cooked by
volunteers by turns. Please bring a sleeping bag
Volunteers should prepare to work hard outside in good and bad weather and have high
motivation for work in the forests actively with local people.
Adresa: , Aomori, Japan
GPS: 40.886943, 140.590121
Volunteers will work in Ajigasawa town and Hiranai town in Aomori prefecture. Aomori is
located on the northernmost tip of Honshu Island. Shirakami Mountains located in
southwest and the Mutsu-bay nestles between the eastern Shimokita and western Tsugaru
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